Archive for June, 2015

Sofie Laguna wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Sofie Laguna wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

June 30, 2015

News:

Last week Sofie Laguna won the coveted Miles Franklin Literary Award, which was announced at State Library Victoria.

The SLV paper run

The SLV paper run

June 26, 2015

Collection, Our stories:

So we’ve all heard that newspapers are on their last legs, right? To be replaced entirely by digital editions? Well the Library still receives about 280 papers each week.

Sa’di, Gulistan, State Library Victoria, folio 21

Persian treasures in Mirror of the World

June 26, 2015

Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some beautiful Persian manuscripts currently on display in the Mirror of the World exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

Coming soon: Australian sketchbook exhibition

June 24, 2015

News:

The first major retrospective of Australia’s most popular mid-19th century artist, opens at State Library Victoria 17 July.

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

Celebrating children’s literature at the Library

June 24, 2015

Our stories:

In this special guest post Juliet O’Conor, our Children’s Research Librarian – best job ever – takes us through highlights from our collection.

Family History Feast 2015     BOOKED OUT

Family History Feast 2015 BOOKED OUT

June 22, 2015

Family matters:

Some of the boys, Mena   1915    H84.356/13 The annual Family History Feast hosted by the State Library of Victoria will be held on Monday 10 August 2015 during National Family… Read More ›

Rev Wong with children in Collingwood, holding oranges. Photographer: T. W. Cameron

Lights and shades of city life

June 19, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

In the 1920s Reverend George Wong was a minister at the Collingwood Methodist Church, helping the poor, teaching at kindergarten and lecturing around Victoria about the life of Melbourne’s poor with the help of a limelight projector.

Paramount Records, 1970

The Battle of Waterloo and its 200 year old legacy

June 18, 2015

Arts, Film, Painting, Visual arts:

The Battle of Waterloo continues to fascinate, even 200 years after those ferocious days

Friends of the Library view children’s classics

Friends of the Library view children’s classics

June 15, 2015

News:

Throughout the year there are opportunities for Friends of the Library to go behind the scenes and enjoy the Library’s treasures.

Tiger in the goldfields

Tiger in the goldfields

June 9, 2015

People & professions, Such was life:

Ballarat: Sunday 8th July, 1855: ‘Got home and found the tent afloat and my blankets wet…Kindled fire and cleaned up tent. Boiled kettle and prepared supper. Ironing my blankets, I burned one of them.’